Sustainability in figures

We want to assess the effectiveness of our measures and projects. To measure our progress, we collect key data around business operations, societal developments and the environment. Standardised indicators on the environment, social engagement and governance (Environment, Social and Governance – ESG) in particular are increasingly in demand on capital markets. This is why we have been presenting our key indicators in conformity with the ESG convention for a number of years.

If, as an analyst or investor, you have any questions, please contact us directly. Our Investor Relations Team will be happy to help.

Furthermore, since 2010 we have reported our indicators in line with standards defined by the German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (German: Deutsche Vereinigung für Finanzanalysten – DVFA) and the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS). These core non-financial indicators are valid across Europe and also include sector-specific criteria.

We have marked the key figures that serve to meet the standard with the corresponding identification – the DVFA/EFFAS-ID.

The business operations at the Renewables segment that was transferred to RWE are included in E.ON’s key performance indicators (“KPIs”) until late September 2019. A separate innogy segment, consisting mainly of network and sales businesses, became part of the E.ON Group on September 18, 2019. Consequently, the reporting includes a number of innogy KPIs after this date. As a rule, however, KPIs refer to E.ON without innogy.  If KPIs of innogy’s continuing operations are disclosed they and their respective time frame are clearly indicated. Time frames may differ owing to the nature of a KPI, the availability of data, and internal collection and reporting processes. E.ON’s KPIs include PreussenElektra’s business operations.

Further information on the key figures – for example, more detailed breakdowns – can be found in our Sustainability Report.

Environment

  DVFA/EFFAS E.ON 2019 Reviewed 2019 innogy 20191 Reviewed 2019 E.ON 2018 E.ON 2017
Greenhouse gas emissions (total CO₂ equivalents in million metric tonnes) E03-01 67.31 Yes 92.05 Yes 68.78 78.92
Scope 1 E02-01 4.91 Yes 0.87 Yes 4.582 4.532
Scope 23 E02-01 2.73 Yes 3.05 Yes 2.892 3.37
Scope 3 E02-01 59.67 Yes 88.13 Yes 61.31 71.02
  1. Figures for all of 2019 and not included in E.ON’s 2019 figures.
  2. Prior-year figures have been adjusted.
  3. Excludes our consumption of district heating due to the immateriality of the quantity compared to the other Scope 2 categories.
  DVFA/EFFAS E.ON 2019 Reviewed 2019 innogy 20191 Reviewed 2019 E.ON 2018 E.ON 2017
Energy consumption within the organisation (million GJ) E01-01 228   -   2391 201
Business units certified to ISO 14001 (percentages) E33-01 1002   -   99 99
Business units certified to ISO 50001 (percentages)   97   -   86 53
Number of environmental incidents              

4 (major)

 

0

 

0

 

0

0

3 (serious)

 

13

 

0

 

14

0

2 (moderate)

 

31

 

5

 

10

6

1 (minor)

 

255

 

5

 

153

115

0 (inconsequential)

 

599

 

0

 

412

390

Incidents on the seven-step International Nuclear Event Scale (INES)

 

0

 

n/a

 

0

0

Provisions for environmental remediation and similar obligations (€ in millions)5

E12-05

529

Yes6

-

 

520

507

Short term

 

59

Yes6

-

 

28

29

Long term

 

470

Yes6

-

 

492

478

Fresh water consumption (million cubic metres)7

E28-01

47.3

 

n/a

 

37.7

37.0

  1. A change in the scope of consolidation limits the information value of a comparison with the subsequent year's figures.
  2. Rounded figure; the exact figure is 99.93 per cent.
  3. Oil leak at a CHP plant operated by E.ON Business Solutions in the United Kingdom.
  4. The depressurisation of a gas pipeline at our subsidiary Avacon resulted in the unintentional release of oil.
  5. Funds set aside for potential redevelopment, water protection, and the remediation of contaminated sites.
  6. Audited disclosers from the E.ON Annual Report.
  7. For reasons of materiality, includes the Non-Core Business segment (PreussenElektra) only.
  DVFA/EFFAS E.ON 2019 Reviewed 2019 innogy 20191 Reviewed 2019 E.ON 2018 E.ON 2017

Non-hazardous waste (metric kilotonnes)

 

269.8

 

184.5

 

78.9

90.1

Recovered

 

266.3

 

170.2

 

73.6

84.9

Disposed

 

3.5

 

14.3

 

5.3

5.2

Hazardous waste (metric kilotonnes)

E06-01

72.1

 

50.2

 

77.1

75.6

Recovered

 

55.2

 

35.0

 

53.4

60.8

Disposed

 

16.9

 

15.2

 

23.7

14.8

Total waste (metric kilotonnes)2

E04-01

341.9

 

234.7

 

156.0

165.7

Total amount of waste recycled (percentages)3

E05-01

94.0

 

87.4

 

81.4

87.9

Low and intermediate-level radioactive waste (metric tonnes)

E08-01/02

536.0 

 

n/a

 

313.9

402.1

High-level radioactive waste (metric tonnes)

E08-03

136.0 

 

n/a

 

116.0

180.2

  1. Figures for all of 2019 and not included in E.ON’s 2019 figures.
  2. Hazardous and non-hazardous waste.
  3. Percentage of recycled hazardous and non-hazardous waste.

Social

 

DVFA/EFFAS

E.ON 20191

Reviewed 2019

E.ON 2018

E.ON 2017

Group employees (headcount)2

 

78,948

Yes3

43,302

42,699

New hires

 

 

 

 

 

Fulltime equivalent (FTE)

 

5,421

 

5,478

4,536

Headcounts

 

5,708

 

5,579

4,616

Permanent employment contracts (percentages)

 

66

 

69

73

Employees with full-time contracts (percentages)4

 

90

 

92

92

Employees with permanent employment contracts (percentages)4

 

94

 

95

96

Employees with collective bargaining agreements (percentages)

 

81

 

83

85

Employees with part time contracts

 

8,520

Yes3

3,328

3,395

Average length of service (years)4

 

14

Yes3

14

14

Voluntary turnover rate (percentages)4

S01-01

4.6

Yes3

4.8

4.6

Apprentices in Germany (headcount)

 

2,456

Yes3

899

942

Apprentice ratio in Germany (percentages)

 

6.0

Yes3

5.4

5.5

Female workforce (percentages)4

S10-01 

33

Yes3

32

32

Women managers (percentages)5

S10-02 

21

Yes3

21

20

Severely disabled employees in Germany (percentages)6

 

5.3

Yes

5

5.4

Severely disabled employees in Germany (headcount)6

 

1,981

Yes

861

899

Nationalities

 

115

Yes

100

99

Average age (in years)4

 

42

Yes3

42

42

Average employee age (percentages)4

S03-01

 

 

 

 

<30 years

 

20

Yes3

19

18

31-50 years

 

50

Yes3

53

54

>50 years

 

30

Yes3

28

28

  1. Includes innogy; figures at year-end 2019.
  2. Excludes board members, managing directors, and apprentices.
  3. Audited disclosures from the E.ON Annual Report.
  4. Includes board members, managing directors, and apprentices.
  5. Includes board members and managing directors.
  6. Excludes board members and managing directors.

 

DVFA/EFFAS

E.ON 20191

Reviewed 2019

E.ON 2018

E.ON 2017

Combined TRIF2

 

2.6

 

2.4

2.5

Employee TRIF

 

2.6

Yes

 

2.5

2.3

Contractor TRIF

 

2.5

 

2.1

2.9

Employee LTIF3

 

1.9

 

1.9

1.8

Contractor LTIF3

 

1.7

 

1.5

2.3

Business units certified to ISO 45001 (percentages)

 

1004,5

 

99

99

Employee and contractor fatal accidents

 

3

 

5

5

Employee health rate (percentages)6

 

96.07

Yes

96.3

96.6

  1. Includes innogy for 1 October to 31 December 2019.
  2. Total recordable injury frequency measures the number of reported fatalities and occupational injuries and illnesses per million hours of work. It includes injuries that occur during work-related travel that result in lost time or no lost time and/or that lead to medical treatment, restricted work, or work at a substitute work station.
  3. Lost time injury frequency measures work-related accidents resulting in lost time per million hours of work.
  4. Rounded figure; the exact figure is 99.95 per cent.
  5. Excludes innogy.
  6. Includes board members, managing directors, and apprentices.
  7. Includes innogy; figure at year-end 2019.

 

DVFA/EFFAS

E.ON 2019

Reviewed 2019

E.ON 2018

E.ON 2017

Corporate giving (€ in millions)

 

3.8

 

2.3

4.4

Strategic community involvement (€ in millions)

 

2.0

 

5.7

5.9

Total community investments (€ in millions)

 

5.8

 

8.0

10.3

Involvement of E.ON employees (number of volunteer hours)

 

8,745

 

11,807

10,910

Governance

 

DVFA/EFFAS

E.ON 2019

Reviewed 2019

innogy 2019

Reviewed 2019

E.ON 2018

E.ON 2017

Number of power and gas customers (millions)

 

20.4

Yes1

13.72

Yes3

21.0

21.1

Installed smart meters (millions)4

V11-02

4.4

 

-

 

3.4

2.4

Customer loyalty development

V06-01

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Reduction of CO₂ emissions at commercial and industrial customers (metric tonnes)

 

673,169

 

-

 

688,814

731,228

  1. Audited disclosures from the E.ON Annual Report.
  2. Figure at year-end 2019.
  3. Audited disclosures from the innogy Annual Report.
  4. Includes smart meters in Slovakia (DSO in which we have a 49 per cent stake).

 

DVFA/EFFAS

E.ON 2019

Reviewed 2019

E.ON 2018

E.ON 2017

Owned generation by energy sources (percentages)

E26-01

 

 

 

 

Wind and solar1

 

25.1

 

30.4

29.3

Natural gas/oil2

 

1.4

 

1.7

1.8

Nuclear (Non-Core Business)3

 

69.2

 

64.6

64.6

Coal4

 

0.2

 

0.2

0.2

Other (includes biomass)

 

4.1

 

3.1

4.1

  1. Figure includes the Renewables segment that was transferred to RWE on 18 September 2019.
    Includes leased embedded CHP plants operated by our customers and plants for reserve and emergency heat and power generation.
  2. Our nuclear generation will end in 2022 due to Germany’s phaseout of nuclear power.
  3. Used to generate heat for our district-heating networks.

 

DVFA/EFFAS

E.ON 2019

Reviewed 2019

innogy 2019

Reviewed 2019

E.ON 2018

E.ON 2017

Power system length (thousand kilometres)1

 

721

 

4172

 

756 

756

Gas system length (thousand kilometres)

 

97

 

522

 

96 

107

Power distribution losses (percentages)

 

4.2 

 

3.03

 

4.2 

6.0

  1. Includes our power networks in Slovakia (DSO in which we have 49 per cent stake).
  2. Figure at year-end 2019.
  3. Figure for all of 2019.

 

DVFA/EFFAS

E.ON 2019

Reviewed 2019

E.ON 2018

E.ON 2017

Procurement volume in countries with corruption risks (percentages)1

 

17.2

 

14.3

12.2

Number of compliance notices2

 

107

 

85

53

Contributions to political parties (percentages)3

G01-01

0

 

0

0

  1. Countries with less than 60 points in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index.
  2. Cases recorded at our corporate headquarters that resulted in investigations and were not subsequently found to be false reports.
  3. The E.ON Code of Conduct forbids donations to political parties, candidates, and incumbents.

 

DVFA/EFFAS

2019

Reviewed 2019

2018

2017

Supply chain: key performance narrative

V28-04

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